Posts Tagged ‘US State Department’


Iran accuses US of ‘grotesque’ meddling through social media

State Department Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Steve Goldstein said on Tuesday that Iranians were using virtual private networks (VPNs) to access Facebook and Twitter pages where the department was communicating with protesters.

“We want to encourage the protestors to continue to fight for what’s right and to open up Iran,” Goldstein said.
He said that social-media apps were “legitimate avenues of communication.”
“And people in Iran and throughout should be able to access those sites.”


Get em Oliver.


OR Book Going Rouge

The Internet: Freedom or Totalitarian Surveillance?

Assange releases new book on the coming totalitarian surveillance state. Assange speaks out on Bradley Manning, STRATFOR, VISA and western intelligence agencies, US “national security” pretexts, whistleblowers.




Guardian article:

Julian Assange’s book an exercise in dystopian musings
WikiLeaks founder’s Cypherpunks warns tool he relies on and used to make his name is ‘global surveillance industry’ target”

Assange DemocracyNow Interviewassange-

Co-author Jeremie Zimmermann Interview

Julian Assange:  Two Years of Cablegate as Bradley Manning Testifies for the First Time

…Victims and their families struggle to have their stories acknowledged, and the U.S.’ systematic avoidance of accountability for war crimes implicitly denies their right to be considered human beings…

The Iraq War Logs also showed how the United States handed over prisoners to be tortured in gruesome detail — stories of electrocution, mutilation and of victims being attacked with drills…

The Red Cross report estimated that 89 of the dead and 13 injured were in fact civilians. Neither the U.S. government nor the Red Cross publicly revealed these figures…

In reality, the cables show that torture and killing are not isolated events, but the violent manifestations of an aggressive policy of coercion used by the United States in the pursuit of its strategic commercial and political goals around the world…